BPM Evidence Quality Director, US Lat/Am

Full Time
  • Full Time
  • Mississauga
  • 150 - 200
  • Salary: 150 - 200


At AstraZeneca, we pride ourselves on crafting a collaborative culture that champions knowledge-sharing, ambitious thinking and innovation – ultimately providing employees with the opportunity to work across teams, functions and even the globe.

Recognizing the importance of individualized flexibility, our ways of working allow employees to balance personal and work commitments while ensuring we continue to create a strong culture of collaboration and teamwork by engaging face-to-face in our offices 3 days a week. Our head office and BlueSky Hub in downtown Toronto are purposely designed with collaboration in mind, providing space where teams can come together to strategize, brainstorm and connect on key projects.

Our dedication to sustainability is also central to our culture and part of what makes AstraZeneca a great place to work. We know the health of people, the planet and our business are interconnected which is why we’re taking ambitious action to tackle some of the biggest challenges of our time, from climate change to access to healthcare and disease prevention.

We are now recruiting a Medical Evidence Quality Director to support Latin America and US within BioPharmaceuticals Medical (BPM).

The Medical Evidence organization is accountable for the delivery of global strategic studies required to generate the evidence to build the confidence on AZ therapies and additional observational, interventional, and externally sponsored research required by Global Product Teams and Global Medical Teams.

A specialist/expert role for Quality and Compliance across the Medical Affairs organization in AstraZeneca. You will be responsible for implementing and maintaining Quality and Compliance strategies in alignment with AZ Code of Ethics and the Global Policies, as agreed with relevant leadership teams across the Medical Evidence organization, business/resource planning, and team leadership. Provides support to the Medical Evidence organization in selected Region/Countries, to enable individuals taking responsibility for meeting Quality and Compliance objectives in their own deliverables.

Other responsibilities:

  • Driving the establishment and implementing policies, procedures and standards for own work and work of others, ensuring compliance with internal and external standards and regulations
  • Support (sounding board) for questions regarding processes and regulations (for example, GCP)
  • Support to Medical Evidence in Quality and Compliance related systems and tools
  • Ensures own knowledge and knowledge of team members of standard methodologies and new relevant developments is up to date
  • Interact, when applicable, with relevant Quality and Compliance functions, for example R&D Quality Assurance and Global Compliance, as well as Quality and Compliance roles in in other functions relevant to Medical Evidence deliveries.
  • Responsible for the management of the Quality Management System within the Medical Evidence organization in selected Region/Countries.
  • Drive the implementation of strategies for processes and standards through a network of process owners and subject matter experts to proactively mitigate quality risks
  • Oversight of quality related metrics in selected Region/Countries, including providing mentorship on developing and managing these, in collaboration with the Quality Metrics Coordinator
  • Provide oversight and mentorship on process life cycle management for Medical Evidence process owners in selected Region/Countries
  • Oversight of Quality Issues reported from Medical Evidence activities in selected Region/Countries in appropriate reporting system (e.g., VQV)
  • Provide 1st line support to Medical Evidence staff and, when applicable Medical Affairs staff, in selected Region/Countries entering Risks and/or Issues in appropriate reporting system (e.g., VQV)
  • Support the Medical Evidence organization in selected Region/Countries to be appropriately prepared for audits and inspections – Inspection readiness
  • Oversight of continuous improvement activities – including driving relevant individual activities
  • Contributes to an effective collaboration between the areas of Medical Affairs
  • Interaction other Medical functions – for example, Medical Excellence, Global Payer Evidence & Pricing

Essential for the role

  • University Degree in Life Sciences or other appropriate subject area
  • Proven experience in pharmaceuticals or a related industry
  • Strong work ethics and high integrity standards
  • Knowledge and experience of corporate governance and relevant regulations, laws, and standards
  • Knowledge of the overall pharmaceutical product development process, including stages of development and role of different functional areas.
  • Experience in the management of observational studies and/or clinical trials
  • Strong ability to work independently
  • Ability to collaborate with colleagues at all levels in various geographies
  • Project Management

Desirable for the role

  • Understanding of multiple aspects within Medical Affairs
  • Extensive knowledge of the latest technical and regulatory developments
  • Expert knowledge of quality management and good solid understanding of GXP functions and regulations.
  • Creates Clarity for Others to Make Decisions: individual crafts the climate for others to act decisively by clarifying roles and responsibilities and limits of decision-making.
  • Builds Shared Purpose Across Boundaries: individual works across boundaries to establish common purpose and goals to deliver value to the business.
  • Effectively challenges the business and positions quality & compliance appropriately to influence decisions: Adopts a solution-oriented approach and focuses on business enablement i.e., achievement of business goals whilst mitigating risks
  • Manages change with a positive approach to the challenges of change for self, team, and the business. Sees change as an opportunity to improve performance and contribute to the business.

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AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion and providing a workplace that is free from discrimination. AstraZeneca is committed to accommodating persons with disabilities. Such accommodation is available on request in respect of all aspects of the recruitment, assessment and selection process and may be requested by emailing .

Date Posted 07-Mar-2024

Closing Date 31-Mar-2024

AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements.



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